Lansing Food Waste Drop Spot Opens

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Lansing Food Waste Drop Spot Opens

 

foodscraps 120When garbage tags were introduced recycling was meant to take some of the sting out of the added expense by removing a lot of the weight from our trash cans.  A year ago a food scraps recycling program was instituted.   Saturday a new food scraps drop spot was opened in the Village of Lansing.  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division has set a goal of 75% waste diversion from the landfill by the end of 2016.  They have reached about 60% so far.  

"A lot of it is through recycling," says Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist Kat McCarthy.  "Some is from reuse, and then there is food scrap recycling that we're really amping up with.  I think  food scraps recycling is going to help us get closer to that goal."

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November Is National Diabetes Month

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November Is National Diabetes Month

 

school lhs 120Lansing High School student Emary Iocobucci and 3rd grader Ella made a pitch at Wednesday's Board Of Education meeting to garner support for diabetes research.  November is National Diabetes Month.  Ella asked for support for the Raymond C. Buckley Elementary School Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes.  Iocabucci asked for a lot of social media 'noise' to raise awareness with a 'Thunderclap' on Facebook and twitter.  Here is her letter explaining why everyone should participate in this free effort:

I'm writing in regards to a Type 1 Diabetes awareness event on November 1st.  Before I get into the event, I'd like you all to know why it's important to be aware of T1D. According to JDRF, as many as three million Americans may have T1D, and each year 15,000 children are diagnosed in the U.S. The prevalence of T1D in Americans under age 20 rose by 23% between 2001 and 2009. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic limb amputations, and blindness in the U.S. The risk of death in a person with T1D is statistically twice as high as someone without it in the same age group.

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Kindergarteners Recognize School Board For Service

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Kindergarteners Recognize School Board For Service

 

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo designated October 27-31, 2014 as School Board Recognition Week.  Elementary School Music teacher Katie Howell brought a Kindergarten class to Wednesday's board Of Education meeting to say thank you in song.

k-sing2Kindergarteners sing while Business Adminnistrator Mary June King and Superintendent Chris Pettograsso (right) listen

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Cargill's Lansing Mine Wins Safety Award

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Cargill's Lansing Mine Wins Safety Award

 

cargill3 120Cargill's Cayuga road salt mine won the National Mine Association Sentinels of Safety Award for 2013 in the large underground, non-mental group. The purpose of the annual Sentinels of Safety award program is to recognize achievement of outstanding safety performance in mining operations.

This program was initiated in 1925 by then-Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover. It is the oldest established and nation's most prestigious award recognizing mining safety.

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Sciencenter Opens Mars Rover Exhibit

Oct312014

Sciencenter Opens Mars Rover Exhibit

 

sciencenter-marsroverThe Sciencenter unveils a new addition to their Mars and Stars Gallery on November 4 with a remote-controlled Mars Rover exhibit.

Guests play the role of scientist, directing a model rover in real time to drill into rocks and collect dust as the rover moves over simulated Marian terrain.  Using monitors to display the rover’s view and the satellite’s view, guests control the rover remotely as they attempt to accomplish various science missions.

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Today's Green Minute

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Today's Green Minute

 

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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

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